The MX World Championship curtain came down in California.
What better way to wrap up the 2016 FIM Motocross World Championship than in the Golden State of California, America, on one of the most incredible tracks in the world, Glen Helen Raceway, where good weather is promised, as is good racing.
As expected, the final gate drop of the 2016 season had the fans that were on site here at the Monster Energy MXGP of The USA, on their feet, and the fans that were back home, glued to their television sets, as Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac recovered from two bad starts and destroyed the field in both races for yet another perfect score and his second consecutive, and second ever, grand prix victory, while Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Jeffrey Herlings had a fairytale ending to his MX2 career with a two wins for his first ever grand prix win on US soil.
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Antonio Cairoli are two of the biggest names in motocross right now. Both riders shook off the effects of their mediocre qualifying results to lead the way in the main events today.
Tomac, in particular, was incredible! He takes lines that no one else takes, and just hits the throttle so much earlier than everyone else, and because of it, he cleaned everyone up once again to become the first American to win multiple grand prix’ in the same calendar year since Mike Brown back in 2000.